This week we have a very special Tabby Tuesday. Mommy was going through her old pictures and found a picture of a very special kitty. Here she is:
Mommy says this picture is over 25 years old so that is why the quality is so bad (can you kitties believe they did not have digital flashy boxes way back then?). No, its not Fagin in this picture but another special kitty. Her name is Toby and she was Mommy's first ever kitty. Mommy got her when she was only 4 years old (younger than Samwise is now). She was often called "Bobo" as her nickname and was a very sweet if not very bright kitty. Toby was also the first tabby kitty Mommy ever had and she says that Fagin is only the second classically colored tabby that she ever had (Dante is the only orange tabby she ever had). Bobo lived a very long life and went to the Bridge when Mommy was 21.
Toby's trip to the Rainbow Bridge is a great story too. In the last years of her life, Toby wanted to go outside so Mommy and our grandbeans let her. She never left the fenced backyard and had her two woofies to protect her. She never came inside and lived happily in the yard. One day, when Toby was very old she did something she had not done in years - she asked to come inside. Mommy and the Grandbeans knew she was very old and sick and that she would soon go to the Bridge. Toby knew too because after she came in she stayed inside for two whole weeks and made it a point to sleep on everyone at least once. Then one night, Toby demanded to go outside. The next day Grandpa found her in the front yard (where she had not been in years) curled up under her favorite tree. Grandpa thought she was sleeping but when he got closer, he realized she had gone to the front yard on purpose so she could have her last moments on earth in her favorite place. It was truly a beautiful passing.
Mommy has lots of great memories about Toby and when our grandbeans and aunt and uncle came to our house last Saturday to help celeybrate Daddy's BD, she showed them this picture and they spents lots of time remembering Toby. Mommy says that she still loves her and knows that one day she will see her again and she will love to hear her purr again!! Happy Tabby Tuesday everyone!!